time has to slow down. The month of August is a complete blur in my
mind. September sure needs to slow down because I have a major Birthday
coming up and I am totally not ready for that! Welcome to the
September Edition of the Country Fair Blog Party! I haven't been
blogging much, but I have been working on travel arrangements for Flat
Aggie and I am excited to start sharing those adventures with you.
Here are my favorite posts from last month's party:
The school year is back in full swing, so that means that
Katie of Rural Route 2: Life & Times of an Illinois Farm Girl and I must
get busy with Flat Aggie preparations.If you haven’t been following Flat Aggie’s adventures, you have been
missing out.Flat Aggie is an
educational tool we use to teach students (and a few teachers) across America
about agriculture and how food is raised with the help of famers across the country
Flat Aggie is a cousin to Flat Stanley the character in
books by Jeff Brown.This is the fourth
year that Flat Aggie will again travel the country visiting farms and ranches
to learn how crops and animals are raised.Along the way Flat Aggie learns about local sites, geography, how
weather affects the farms and much more.
Teachers of Kindergarten through Fourth Graders have found
the reports useful to teach social studies, science and math.Katie and I do all the work of finding the
farmers to write the reports and take pictures.Katie even puts together a one page information sheet for each report
with additional resources, classroom activity ideas and much more.I write a Farmer Math post to go with each
report.The questions in the math start
very easy and get progressively harder…sometimes very hard.
This year Flat Aggie is planning to travel to California,
North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas and many points in between.We are very thankful to have a full itinerary
for Flat Aggie to travel this year with 2-3 stops each month!
If you are a teacher or know a teacher that would like to
teach their students more about farms, farmers and how food is raised all
across the country, please fill out the contact form on this page or send a
message to the Flat Aggie Facebook page.We will put you on the teacher email list.We promise not to spam you, but will send you
links to the reports, All About pages and Farmer Math, so you don’t miss a
single post.Some teachers even print
out the reports and put them in an envelope, so the class receives a letter
from Flat Aggie instead of email.
Want to see where Flat Aggie has been in the past?
Check out the Flat Aggie Tab at the top of this page or Click Here! I think I need to start traveling with Flat Aggie! How about you?